Messi claims UEFA Best 12BET Player award at the expense of Ronaldo, Suarez

Ronaldo, last years 12bet winner, took just three votes and Suarez two.

Im very happy and I would like to thank my teammates without them I wouldnt have achieved this.

Messi was at his sublime best last season, inspiring Barcelona to the Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles, and that was reflected in the 12bet voting, with the result announced on Thursday.

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Lionel Messi became the first 12bet player to win the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for a second time, sweeping this years vote by a landslide ahead of Real Madrids Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona 12bet teammate Luis Suarez.

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The 28-year-old said on UEFAs website: Were a unified squad who worked very hard to achieve the goals we did.

Messi accepted the award from UEFA president Michel Platini in Monaco, where the draw for the 12BET Champions League group stages was taking place.

Messi scored an astonishing 43 goals and contributed 18 assists as an ever-present in Barcas La Liga winning 12bet campaign, while he was the joint top-scorer in the Champions League, finding the back of the net on 10 occasions.. SEE MORE:Barcelona attempting to sign Dynamo Kievs Andriy Yarmolenko.

Of the 54 journalists polled, the Argentinian collected 49 votes to win the 12bet award for a second time, after doing so in the inaugural 2010-11 season

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